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Missouri women pick up huge win over No. 18 Texas A&M

Here are today’s Mizzou Links.

1. Missouri women storm back, beat No. 18 Texas A&M in overtime

Trailing the 18th-ranked Aggies 52-42 with 42 seconds remaining in the third quarter, the Missouri women scored 13 unanswered points to take a three-point lead early in the fourth quarter. From there, the Tigers held on to force overtime — a period in which Sophie Cunningham scored six of Missouri’s nine points in the 70-65 win.

Cunningham finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds, and Amber Smith added 18 points and nine rebounds.

Here’s the full box score:

To say this was a big win for Missouri would be an understatement:

Missouri is now 17-7 (6-4 SEC) on the season. Its next game is against Vanderbilt at 3 p.m. CT Sunday at Mizzou Arena.

2. Six Missouri players officially get NFL Combine invites.

I guess this wasn’t official until Thursday, but six Missouri players received their invitations to the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

If you don’t want to parse through the full list, here are those six players:

  • QB Drew Lock
  • DT Terry Beckner Jr.
  • WR Emanuel Hall
  • LB Terez Hall
  • OT Paul Adams
  • TE Kendall Blanton

Dave Matter put together a nice breakdown of each player from scouting reports — check that out here. This one on Terry Beckner surprised me, though. It’s the scouting report from an anonymous NFC scout:

He just can’t do what he used to be able to because of his knees. He’s not a natural bender anyway, but it’s worse now. He can disrupt, but I don’t think he’ll make many plays as a pro.” - national scout for NFC team

3. Missouri administration still railing against the NCAA.

We’re one week removed from the NCAA handing down its — ahem — controversial sanctions against Missouri, and the MU administration has not let up in its desire to vigorously appeal said sanctions.

That continued on Thursday following a Board of Curators meeting.

Via the Columbia Tribune:

“We are going to fight this and fight this very vigorously” on appeal, said (MU System President Mun) Choi. He said he has told the coaches of the softball, football and baseball programs that they have his support.

“We were truthful” with the NCAA, he said. “We acted with integrity.”

He said he was shocked by the severity of the penalties.

“We are going to mount a very vigorous defense and appeal,” Choi said.

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